Monthly Archives: March 2018


How will technology change healthcare?

How will technology change healthcare? With Apple recently announcing its move into the healthcare industry by creating its own primary care health clinics called AC Wellness, where staff will get free healthcare in return for their data being used to test healthcare technologies, the company joins the likes of Amazon in the race to make […]

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Does my pet need a funeral?

Is a cardboard box buried at the bottom of the garden not enough anymore? While the average cost for funerals is rising, and bespoke funerals are on the up, do our pets really want the same treatment? Or are we just being told that’s what they want? Statistics from the RSPCA in conjunction with the […]

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Where can I get bereavement support?

What kind of grief support is out there? Grief affects people in different ways – there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. You may find it helpful to grieve with other people, or you might prefer to spend time one-to-one with a professional. There are lots of ways of getting support at […]

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Dying in Hospital

Dying in Hospital While a hospital is the place in which most of us will die, a Macmillan Cancer Support survey carried out in 2017 reported that only 1% of cancer patients preferred to die in a hospital. Some professionals have spoken out against dying in hospital without reason, too. Our stance towards dying in hospital changes […]

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How do we talk about death?

How do we talk about death? Does the language we use when we talk about death shape the way we deal with it? In ‘Public Opinion on Death and Dying’, a 2016 survey by Dying Matters, just under half of those interviewed thought that discussing death ‘made it feel closer’. No wonder, then, that we […]

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Can you take bereavement leave?

Can you take bereavement leave? A recent survey into the practice around bereavement leave in the UK showed that almost all employers involved offered some kind of bereavement leave to employees. But he nature of bereavement leave is quite hard to pin down. While the government says that workers are entitled to a “reasonable” amount […]

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